Dialogue and collaborative efforts.
Global Advocacy and Disseminating Good Practices
Agriculture continues to be the economic sector with the highest incidence of child labour: Out of the 168 million children engaged in labour, 98 million are found in agriculture.
This is a global problem that concerns us all.
The ECLT Foundation advocates globally to identify, develop, and implement sustainable solutions to child labour. This includes:
- Educating key actors of the tobacco supply chain about the implications of using child labour and what must be done to end it.
- Disseminating knowledge about local and global initiatives on children’s rights, education, and empowerment.
- Monitoring the legal systems and human rights and development frameworks in our project countries.
- Raising awareness about the root causes of child labour in tobacco growing and what can be done to tackle them.
- Researching, developing, and sharing good practices that are effective in ending child labour and helping children realize their full potential.
We know from the latest reports and from the World Congress on Child Labour that child labour continues to be a major worldwide problem.
And we must work together to put an end to it.
- Membership in key coalitions and networks working to end child labour and its root causes
- Collaborating with members of our multi-stakeholder engagement to spread the word about the hazards of child labour in tobacco growing
- Participating in global events that raise awareness and promote solutions to child labour
- Promoting events that remind us all of the importance of the problem, such as World Day Against Child Labour